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October 17, 2008

Garmin Launches nuMaps Guarantee and City Navigator Europe NT 2009

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Ensuring that the new owners of selected Garmin (News - Alert) sat-navs receive the most updated maps available, Garmin, a provider of satellite navigation has launched its nüMaps Guarantee. When a customer buys a new nüvi or zumo sat-nav, they can check to see if they are eligible for a free map update. This should be done within 60 days of the first use of their PND by registering the unit. By following simple online prompts, the user can request and download the new information if new map data is available anytime during that 60-day period.

At the same time, the company has also introduced the latest version of the City Navigator Europe NT 2009 mapping to allow the existing nüvi and zumo customers to access the latest UK and European maps with ease and efficiency. Garmin's City Navigator Europe NT 2009 mapping is currently provided in a total of 40 countries and almost 5 million miles of road. This update now includes full country coverage in the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) as well as enhancements in the overall mapping for Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary and Slovakia.
Consisting of 8,000 campsites across Western Europe, City Navigator Europe NT 2009 also benefits from 1.2 million Points of Interest. The map update for City Navigator Europe NT 2009 is priced at GBP59.99 / EUR79.99 including VAT.
Laura Tomei EMEA Cartography Manager for Garmin said, “Garmin strives to make sure that its customers have the most current and up-to-date maps. As roads and points of interest change, we work closely with our map provider, Navteq, to continually update our databases. Now, when a customer uses their Garmin for the first time, they can be assured that their unit can have access to the latest version of road maps.”

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek

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